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Investing Topics: Exchange-Traded Funds

Income Investing in a Low-Rate World

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 27, 2016
Divided-paying equities of all stripes have rallied hard since the Federal Reserve backed down from its plan to hike interest rates this year, propelling many of our favorite names to frothy valuations. We highlight a strategy for a challenging environment where rates remain low, and valuation multiples and economic uncertainty remain elevated.

Dividends and the Exchange-Traded Fund

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 17, 2014

The best investment decisions don’t involve shortcuts. Therein lies the danger of ultra-popular exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes (ETN). The promise of diversified, one-stop exposure to a sector, industry or strategy can obscure the disadvantages associated with these investment vehicles.